The Holy Piby Index

The Holy Piby
by Robert Athlyi Rogers
[1924−8]
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The Holy Piby was written by Robert Athlyi Rogers, who founded an Afrocentric religion in the US and West
Indies in the 1920s. Rogers' religious movement, the Afro Athlican Constructive Church, saw Ethiopians (in
the Biblical sense of Black Africans) as the chosen people of God, and proclaimed Marcus Garvey, the
prominent Black Nationalist, an apostle. The church preached self−reliance and self−determination for
Africans.
The original is very rare. There are no copies listed in either the Library of Congress or the University of
California catalogs, which is highly unusual. The Holy Piby was banned in Jamaica and other Caribbean
Islands in the middle and late 1920s. Today the Holy Piby is acclaimed by many Rastafarians as a primary
source.
Title Page
Contents
Preface
Proclamation of the House of Athlyi

The First Book of Athlyi Called Athlyi
Chapter 1. The Creation
Chapter 2. Dead Became Alive

The Second Book of Athlyi Called Aggregation
Chapter 1. Heaven Grieved
Chapter 2: Presentation of the Law
Chapter 3. God's Holy Law to the Children of Ethiopia
Chapter 4. The Law Preached
Chapter 5. Athlicanity Preached
Chapter 6. Solemnity Feast
Chapter 7. Marcus Garvey
Chapter 8. Athlyi Sent Abroad
Chapter 9. The Word of the Lord
Chapter 10. Rejoicing in the Light
Chapter 11. Returned to Newark
Chapter 12. The Guiding Light
Chapter 13. Athlyi Bleeds
Chapter 14. Heaven and Hell
Chapter 15. The Beggar

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The Third Book of Athlyi Named The Facts of the Apostles
Chapter 1. Apostles Anointed
Chapter 2. God Spoke to his Apostles
Chapter 3. Standing Before Elijah
Chapter 4. Apostles Exalted

The Fourth Book of Athlyi Called Precaution
Chapter 1. A Buggy from Tokio to Los Angeles, A Bicycle from London to Anguilla
Chapter 2. Held Out His Morsel
Chapter 3. The Clean Should not Accept the Invitations of the Unclean
Chapter 4. Shall Suffer

Questions and Answers
The Shepherd's Command by Athlyi

The Third Book of Athlyi Named The Facts of the Apostles

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The Holy Piby Index

The Holy Piby
by Robert Athlyi Rogers
Newark, New Jersey
[1924−8]
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface

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The First Book of Athlyi Called Athlyi

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Chapter 1−−Creation

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Chapter 2−−Dead Became Alive

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The Second Book of Athlyi Called Aggregation

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Chapter 1−−Heaven Grieved

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Convention in Heaven

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The Heavens Open

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Ethiopia Anointed

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Rejoicing in Heaven

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Shepherd Anointed

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The Mighty Angel

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Dominion Over the Shepherd

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Purification

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Chapter 2−−Presentation of the Law

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Athlyi Robed

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Chapter 3−−God's Holy Law to the Children of Ethiopia

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The Holy Commandments

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The Shepherd's Prayer By Athlyi

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Chapter 4−−The Law Preached

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Chapter 5−−Athlicanity Preached

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5 Chapter 14−−Heaven and Hell 72 Chapter 15−−The Beggar 77 The Third Book of Athlyi Named the Facts of the Apostles 81 Chapter 1−−Apostles Anointed 81 Chapter 2−−God Spoke to His Apostles 83 Chapter 3−−Standing Before Elijah 86 Chapter 4−−Apostles Exalted 88 The Fourth Book of Athlyi Called Precaution 90 Chapter 1−−A Buggy From Tokio to Los Angeles.The Holy Piby Index Chapter 6−−Solemnity Feast 47 The Athlyian's Creed 50 Chapter 7−−Marcus Garvey 54 Chapter 8−−Athlyi Sent Abroad 56 Chapter 9−−The Word of the Lord 58 Chapter 10−−Rejoicing In the Light 61 Chapter 11−−Returned to Newark 63 Chapter 12−−The Guiding Light 66 Chapter 13−−Athlyi Bleeds 68 p. A Bicycle From London to Anguilla 90 Chapter 2−−Held Out His Morsel 94 Chapter 3−−The Clean Should Not Accept the Invitations of the Unclean 96 Chapter 4−−Shall Suffer 98 Questions and Answers 100 The Shepherd's Command By Athlyi 103 TABLE OF CONTENTS 5 .

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but no article shall be permitted to enter the Piby save that which is in accordance with the gospel of the twentieth century. prepare your sons and daughters for a high position in the Athlican organization. liberty and justice unto the generations of Ethiopia that they prove themselves a power among the nations and in the glory of their God. preached by his Holiness. Help to build Athlican Colleges. Shepherd Athlyi. the three apostles anointed and sent forth by the Almighty God to lay the foundation of industry.The Holy Piby Index p. 6 PREFACE The Holy Piby . Next: Proclamation of the House of Athlyi PREFACE 7 . dedicated to the cause of saving souls for God upon which the Afro Athlican Constructive Church is built. apostle Marcus Garvey and colleague. The Piby is strictly Holy. therefore articles not agreeable shall not be entered upon or under the covers thereof. In time the Piby shall contain all worthy prophecies and inspirations endowed by God upon the sons and daughters of Ethiopia. a book founded by the Holy Spirit to deliver the gospel commanded by the Almighty God for the full salvation of Ethiopia's posterities.

N. Proclamated by the HOUSE OF ATHLYI Next: Chapter 1. supreme lord of the Afro Athlican Constructive Church. bless thine Apostles. O God. and help us to establish a Heaven on earth. The first of August all members of the A.A. requests that all Negroes the world over celebrate concord in its fullness. 19 PROCLAMATION OF THE HOUSE OF ATHLYI Woodbridge..C.S. Church shall join in with the Universal Negro Improvement Association that there be a united day of joviality. March 1924 His Holiness. U. The Creation PROCLAMATION OF THE HOUSE OF ATHLYI 8 .The Holy Piby Index p. 1st of the House of Athlyi.A.J. Shepherd Athlyi.

And it came to pass that God commanded the man to give names to all things that are made.The Holy Piby Index p. Now when the man saw the woman that was made of him and for his glory. he loved her and married with her. and all things were given unto him for his possession and for his use the woman hath God made of man and for the glory of the man that she serve him and raise up seed unto him. Dead Became Alive THE FIRST BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED ATHLYI 9 . Next: Chapter 2. They were of a mixed complexion. The sixth day God made man for his glory. 22 THE FIRST BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED ATHLYI CHAPTER I THE CREATION From the beginning there was God and he spake and all things were made that are made. consequently she bore children unto Him and they became the father and mother of all men. And God called the man Adam and the woman Eve. And God rested the seventh day and hallowed it that men should do also.

unto the end. he ascended and returned to his throne in heaven where he reigned from the beginning and shall. Next: Chapter 1. and great shall be their reward in the kingdom of heaven. giver of power and salvation. believe as the only God. We shall endeavour to please and serve him. an industrious God. brave. lay down and let the public trod upon your head for a good name. maker of heaven and earth. upon this God.The Holy Piby Index p. let them not be found wanting. And it came to pass that God gave his name Elijah. omnipotent. And when the chariot appeared unto Elijah. He dwelt among men and wrought many miracles so that the Kingdom of heaven might be verified. But who can be so good as to please the conscience of the people that they say ye are of God? Who will pay such a price? Will you? Then. Athlyi. Now when the time had appeared for God to return. Had the men in the days of Elijah's visit on earth taken a right record of his administration. p. for unto us there is none so good as the Lord. and him only. omnipresent. his law and the Holy Ghost shall the Athlyians build their church. if so. a king of sympathy and of justice. 24 For in Elijah do the heavenly host worship as God of the universe and in him do I. long before this day the inhabitants of this earth would have known him as God of all men. 23 CHAPTER 2 DEAD BECAME ALIVE And it came to pass that God entered the body of an unknown dead and the dead became alive. Verily I say unto you for this the Athlyians are bad. and he called upon the name of the Lord God even though he himself was God. He suffered persecution and privation as an example of what ministers of the gospel must suffer to maintain the kingdom of God among men. show me the foe so powerful to set us down? Verily I say unto you there is none. We shall worship him with all our hearts and with all our souls. the supreme angel commanded the chariot of heaven to meet him. King of kings. our God. Then shall they please the Lord God. and God of gods. but on the scale of Justice. Heaven Grieved CHAPTER 2 10 . When the Lord God of Ethiopia is with us in the battle for that to which we are entitled. then did he walk about the earth in person. for he is our God. He is the Lord of righteousness and of love.

is great in the sight of p. over which the armies of the earth or the hosts of hell shall not prevail. thy will be done. O God of Ethiopia. Ethiopian mothers whose bodies have been dead for a thousand years. Prince of the Kingdom of God. At this saying Athlyi turned again to the angels of the Lord and said. 27 God. 25 THE SECOND BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED AGGREGATION CHAPTER 1 HEAVEN GRIEVED For as much as the children of Ethiopia.The Holy Piby Index p. believing they could on spiritual wings fly to the kingdom of God. And it came to pass when Athlyi heard these sayings he feared with great astonishment and turned his face from the angels of the Lord. an instrument to lead men. have turned away from his divine Majesty. a twig that is made by the Holy Spirit. praise ye Douglas the convention have triumph. Hosanna. but how can I be the shepherd. consequently became a dependent for the welfare of others. and said quickly behold the messengers of my Father. THE SECOND BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED AGGREGATION 11 . God's favorite people of old. glory be the Father. weeping for their suffering generations and shall not be comforted. For thou art appointed the shepherd to lead Ethiopia's generations from the oppressive feet of the nations. And there appeared unto him his divine highness Jesus Christ. thou Elijah. p. unto you this day we are sent by the Lord to felicitate. saith the angels of the Lord. Therefore the whole heaven was grieved and there was a great lamentation in the Kingdom of God. 26 Convention in Heaven There is a great convention in heaven. And it came to pass that the angel who had the less to say lifted her eyes to heaven and stretched forth her arms over the earth and cried. blessed be thou Ethiopia. And behold two angels of the Lord resembling two saints of Ethiopia appeared before Athlyi and he inquired of them what is the cry? And they answered him saying. and there are appointed also prophets to prepare the way before thee. to lead millions of millions even from the end of the earth when as I am but a twig before the eyes of men? The Heavens Open And the angels of the Lord answered him saying. Hosanna to Jehovah. Ethiopian mothers who have been dead a thousand years pleading before Elijah for the redemption of suffering Ethiopia and her posterities who by the feet of the nations are trodden. neglecting life economic.

and came forward also two mothers of Ethiopia. your cries have awakened her children throughout the earth. 28 And when the two angels of the Lord neared the multitude the whole host roared with a thunder of joy that shook the earth like a mighty earthquake. yea in the corners of the unknown world are they aroused. blessed be thou Ethiopia for this day thou art anointed. And when the two messengers appeared before the heavenly host they bowed to the multitude and turned themselves around and bowed also to the earth. Ethiopia Anointed 12 . Then came forward the mighty Angel robed in four colors and placed a gold ring upon their heads.The Holy Piby Index There appeared a beautiful light on earth and when the light flashed Athlyi looked toward the heaven. When Athlyi sought the angels of the Lord they were not and he heard a voice say "Athlyi" and another "Athlyi" and he looked up and saw two angels ascending towards the celestial host. the convention has triumphed. as a shepherd gathers his sheep so shall he gather unto God. blessed be thou Ethiopia forever and forever. and behold the heaven was −open and there was a great host of saints robed in blue. a nation among nations." Shepherd Anointed For unto Ethiopia this day a Shepherd is anointed. And it came to pass that heaven and earth shook three times and the two angels marched up the aisle and joined with the multitude. saying prepare ye the way for a redeemer. and world p. 29 unknown. the generation of Ethiopia even from the end of the earth and lead them high. millions of millions as far as his eyes could see there was a mighty host. And it came to pass that an angel robed in four colours came forward to receive them and the whole celestial multitude stood and quietly formed an aisle. let the world know your God. shall look for the coming of thy children with food and with rainment. each with a star in their right hand. Rejoicing in Heaven There was great rejoicing in Heaven and singing hosanna to Elijah. and is prophesying. be ye forever united and stand up. p. and pinned them on the left breast of the two messengers of the Lord. your sorrows have brought joy to Ethiopia. praise ye Douglas. Ethiopia Anointed And when the two messengers of the Lord were midways they cried out unto the earth saying. thou are blest with a blessing. the people at the end of the known world. your tears have anointed her soil with a blessing. yea. And when the two angels had joined the multitude and the mighty angel had finished his performance the said angel who was robed in colors turned to the heavenly host and said: "Mothers of Ethiopia.

The Mighty Angel When the mighty angel had finished speaking to the heavenly host he then turned to the earth and said: "Children of Ethiopia. that they in the end shall be ushered in the kingdom of his Divine Majesty by faith through consecration in love. Verily I say unto you. and unto no nation has he given power forever. saying. for it is not the desire of the shepherd but the will of the Lord who is God. "Woe be unto those who saith I hearken not to the voice of the shepherd but go the way of the majority. thou fool. or to the least of an apostle anointed to administer the law." and there flashed upon the earth a great multitude of Negroes knowing not from whence they came. and that the mighty is weak against his command. neither will I follow the shepherd. "Woe be unto an apostle who is anointed to administer the law and neglect or deny it. for in the majority the spirit of the lord will not be found. justice and by the p. "Woe be unto those who saith I will not be united. behold Ethiopia has triumphed. therefore one drop of his blood or the least of his apostles whom he has anointed to administer the law to the generations of Ethiopia. "Behold. then shouted instantly the whole heavenly host. or the blood of a prophet within the law.The Holy Piby Index Then shall the inhabitants of the earth know that the Lord our God has not forsaken Ethiopia. then shall the Lord our God administer p. "Woe be unto those who say to the shepherd. 30 the Lord our God. 32 pledging of life's loyalty to a prolific and defensive cause for the welfare of mankind. Verily he shall be cast out and the hand of the Lord shall come upon him with sorrow and disgrace." And it came to pass that the mighty angel spoke to the multitude of Negroes. 31 to the shepherd and the shepherd to his apostles and the apostles to all the children of Ethiopia." Next: Chapter 2: Presentation of the Law The Mighty Angel 13 . woe be unto the persecutors of the shepherd for he is anointed by p. "Woe be unto those who saith I will not worship in the house of the Lord subsidiary to the house of Athlyi. "Let not the least or the greatest of the children give a deaf ear to the saying of the shepherd thereof. for through the mouth of the shepherd cometh the word of the Lord to the adherents of the Holy Law." Purification "For as much as the house of Athlyi is founded by the holy spirit to purify the children of Ethiopia and to administer the holy law commanded to them by the Lord God of all mercies. they shall be as sheep without a shepherd only to be destroyed by the wolf of the field. shall break to pieces the oppressors of Ethiopia. stand." Dominion Over the Shepherd "For as much as the Lord has dominion over the shepherd and the shepherd over his apostles and the apostles over all the generations of Ethiopia.

then Athlyi lifted his eyes to the heaven and said. " And Athlyi answered saying. "Who are thou?" "I am Douglas. God's Holy Law to the Children of Ethiopia CHAPTER 2 14 . a messenger from the Lord." replied the angel. When the Athlyi saw the angel descending he feared with great fear and hid behind the root of a tree. 33 CHAPTER 2 PRESENTATION OF THE LAW And it came to pass that the mighty angel robed in four colors descended from among the great heavenly host. "Athlyi. "Go and administer this Law through thine apostles unto the children of Ethiopia and command them to rise from the feet of their oppressors.The Holy Piby Index p." Verily no man shall take away that which the Lord giveth. "Be thou brave. p. "I am sent to robe thee and to give in thy hands and in thy care the Lord's articles. 34 Athlyi Robed The angel of the Lord robed Athlyi in four colors and commanded him to put forth his right hand and the messenger presented in his right hand a staff and in his left hand the Holy Law saying.. But the angel of the Lord came upon him and said. the hand of the Lord shall come upon thee with horror and thou shalt regret the day ye was born. "Heaven and earth bear witness to my saying." Then the messenger of the Lord touched Athlyi on his left breast with the first finger of his right hand saying. come forth for the Lord has made thee shepherd of his anointed children of Ethiopia. Next: Chapter 3. will not come unto any save he who is appointed by the Father." then disappeared from the presence of the shepherd." The angel of the Lord hesitated. Great is the penalty if there be any failure on your part to deliver the Law. I will. for the word of the Lord who is God. then said to Athlyi "Swear before the Lord God that thou wilt administer the Law unto the children".

by our faithfulness to the Law we shall in time prove to the nations that God has not forsaken Ethiopia. Lord God Almighty. Marcus Garvey and colleague. thrifty and fruitful. for by the power of unity ye shall demand respect of the nations. p. for the many blessings he has bestowed upon earth free to all mankind. 37 VI Be thou punctual. King of all mercies. O offsprings of Ethiopia. for by no other way can ye render integral service to the Lord your God. honest and truthful that ye gain flavor in the sight of the Lord your God. O generation of Ethiopia. moreover the angels of the Lord dwelleth with thee. III Be ye concretized and ever united.The Holy Piby Index p. 36 The Holy Commandments I Love ye one another. descended and anointed us that we may be prepared to receive these noble men. and submitting ourselves in obedience to his Holy Law that we a suffering people may reap the fruit thereof. for by no other way can ye show gratitude to the Lord your God. V Be thou clean and pleasant. CHAPTER 3 15 . supreme minister of God's Holy Law to the children of Ethiopia. O children of Ethiopia. When as it was the intention of others to keep us forever in darkness. Christ. 35 CHAPTER 3 GOD'S HOLY LAW TO THE CHILDREN OF ETHIOPIA Great and manifold are the blessings bestowed upon us the oppressed children of Ethiopia. Prince of the Heavenly Kingdom. II Be thou industrious. and that your pathway be prosperous. when by his most holy command His divine highness. His honor. for by no other way can ye love the Lord your God. for thou art anointed. servants of God and redeemers of Ethiopia's posterities. by His Divine Majesty. IV Work ye willingly with all thy heart with all thy soul and with all thy strength to relieve suffering and oppressed humanity. may we show gratitude to our God by being submissive to his teachings through these his humble servants. p. his holiness the shepherd Athlyi.

The Holy Piby Index VII Let no people take away that which the Lord thy God giveth thee. or the error in the household of thy neighbour. or in the depths of the sea. therefore on this day thou shall do no manner of work or any within thy gates. our bodies in the clay. O give our souls a place in thy kingdom forever and forever. for the Lord shall inquire of it and if ye shall say some one hath taken it. ye also shall hallow the seventh day. thy spirit come in our hearts to dwell in the path of righteousness. help us to forgive that we may be forgiven. teach us love and loyalty on earth as in Heaven. The Law Preached The Shepherd's Prayer By Athlyi 16 . Amen. Deliver us from the hands of our enemies that we prove fruitful. the heaven and earth and rested the seventh. lead us. p. establish ye upon the Law a Holy temple for the Lord according to thy name and there shall all the children of Ethiopia worship the Lord their God. the sick nourished. thou shepherd of the holy law and of the children of Ethiopia. prepare ye p. for he that dieth in retreat of his enemy the Lord shall not hold him guiltless. the naked clothed. Sing ye praises and shout Hosanna to the Lord your God. XI Athlyi. while for a foundation ye sacrifice on earth for His Divine Majesty the Lord our Lord in six days created. endow us with wisdom and understanding to do thy will. shall receive a reward in the kingdom of their Father. ye shall in no wise escape punishment. or in the belly of a beast. the aged protected and the infants cared for. X Be ye not contented in the vineyard or household of others. thou shalt have no other God but the Creator of Heaven and Earth and the things thereof. Athlyi. Next: Chapter 4. for ye know not the day or the hour when denial shall appear. IX O generation of Ethiopia. XII O generation of Ethiopia. but a people who dieth in pursuit of their enemy for the protection of that which the Lord God giveth them. more−over the generations born of him that is concretize within the law are also of the law. 38 rather for yourselves a foundation. for by no other way can man manifest love for the offsprings of the womb. thy blessing to us that the hungry be fed. for it is blessed by the Lord. and there shall the apostles of the shepherd administer the law and receive pledges thereto and concretize within the Law. then in the last day when life is o'er. VIII Thou shalt first bind up the wound of thy brother and correct the mistakes in thine own household before ye can see the sore on the body of your friend. thy divine majesty. 39 The Shepherd's Prayer By Athlyi O God of Ethiopia. shed not the blood of thine own for the welfare of others for such is the pathway to destruction and contempt. Verily he that is concretized within the Law shall be a follower and a defender thereof.

The Holy Piby Index p. U. Her Holiness the p. the shepherd. Brother J. Rev. Sister Leila Best. There came to him many to be concretized and he concretized them with water. I come not only to baptize but to concretize for the rescue of suffering humanity. Rev. 40:2 The daughter of the author. From there he traveled all around South America and the West Indies. 40 CHAPTER 4 THE LAW PREACHED Now in the year of 1917 A. U. Footnotes 40:1 The wife of the author. W. Hamilton.J. Dempsey. Harris. A. paraded the streets of Newark with a host of Negroes. first seek ye righteousness toward men and all things will be added unto you. J.J.S.G. Brother H. Derricks. J.W.H. Brother F. Sister Ellen Frazier. Rev.J. Harris. E.A. Brother and Sister Adam Costly. Brother and Sister Eugene Kitchen. Rev.S. Sister Thurston. Roberts. Barber.A. Bryant. J. and Mrs. Massachusetts. Sullivan. And the names of his stars were: Rev.. Moreover. preaching of the law and concretation by water for the sake of suffering humanity. Redd.. Irene Chambers. Sister M. Pope. in the year of 1919 Athlyi. Sister Letica Johnson. after he was anointed shepherd. New Jersey. Brother and Sister Joseph Rutherford. Brother and Sister W. Rev. Brother G. Next: Chapter 5. protected by riding officers of the city and accompanied by a Salvation Army carrying banners.. even the kingdom of God. men and women. Sister R. Athlicanity Preached CHAPTER 4 17 . Brother C.L. Reid. and the names of his stars who followed him around were: Sister Sylvie Randall. Sister Minnieolo Walker. Brother J. And it came to pass that his holiness. These are those who followed the shepherd from place to place. proclaiming a universal holiday for Negroes and foretelling of their industrial and national independence. When.D. Gaines. R. the Shepherdess Miriam 1 . traveled to Springfield. there he concretized with water. 40 Shepherdmiss Muriel 2.A. Rev.D. Green. telling of the Law and preaching concretation saying. Her holiness. Barclift. Flanagan. Brother Charles McLaurin.C. Shepherd Athlyi first went about the City of Newark. Sister Bertha Johnson. and Mrs. Sister Sarah Johnson. for verily I say unto you.

S." And it came to pass after the performance. great is His Divine Majesty.A. but a Shepherd must seek his sheep and prepare a pasture for them that they be fed. the Shepherd stood up. Sister Gilby Rose. New Jersey. and he taught them saying. They declared themselves Athlyians by name and in faith. and he explained the meaning of the colors and of the staff. and that it was efficient for the Salvation of Ethiopia's generations: On the thirteenth day of the seventh month. They sang songs of praises and offered thanksgiving to the Lord God of Ethiopia. Let not be devil persuade you that you turn your back against the Lord God of Ethiopia. who is so philanthropic. the rain. Let the Athlyians walk in the path of righteousness and all impediments shall be their foot stool and the spirit CHAPTER 5 18 . Church. The sun. the followers of Athlyi assembled at the Israel Memorial A. And it came to pass that a committee was appointed from among them to confirm the Shepherd. James Barber. the land and the sea hath he given free to mankind. so magnificent.E. in the nineteen hundred and eighteenth year. Woe be unto you should the heavenly father because of your ingratitudes turn against thee. for in his hands the law is given unto them. moreover a king sits on the throne of his organized government. red and green. And they consolidated themselves within the faith. the Athlyians shouted with great joy and cried "Lead on. the stars. Who is greater than the Lord God? Even from the beginning of the world hath he prepared for his children unto the end. Then the Shepherd commanded his followers to stand. Rev.M. the moon. black. p.The Holy Piby Index p. Harris and Bro. Bro. the Lord God of all mankind. The committee decorated the Shepherd in four colors and committed in his right hand a staff so as to confirm the authority conferred upon him by the heavenly officials. Newark. revengely the hands of thy enemies and shall come upon thee with horror.E. 43 Now when the Shepherd was adorned and anointed by prayer. U. James Reed. p. Father of Ethiopia. and the names of those appointed and consolidated were Sister Rachel Hamilton. Shepherd of the Athlyians. who can give such a gift? There is none so great as the Lord our God. Saying Ethiopia's generations shall respect the heaven while for a foundation they sacrifice on earth. 44 Let all the generations of Ethiopia hear the voice of Athlyi. C. West Kinney Street. the wind. and he was in four colors which were blue. 42 CHAPTER 5 ATHLICANITY PREACHED For as much as the doctrine preached by Athlyi gained favor in the hearts of the people.

a race who seek not their own foundation. for in their barns there shall be plenty. boast not of the progress of other races. and thy men−of−war among their men−of−war. but in the palace of him that found it not. p. their wives shall be servants for the wives of other men. The Lord shall glory in them and their daughters shall be the wives of mighty men. and their daughters shall be wives of poor men and of vagabonds. Thy daughters shall work with clean hands and in soft clothing. Blessed are the industrious hearts for they are those who use the blessing and the power of God for the good of mankind. with thee shall all the angels rejoice. for the power of God shall be as two kings feeling in darkness for an electric switch and he that found it immediately there was light throughout his palace and all the people rejoiced because of its splendor. 46 be none to fool thee neither shall ye be their slaves. there was no light. Great shall be their reward in the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who seek the Lord and by actual work prove to the nations that they have found him. The Lord God. Woe be unto a people. great shall be thy name among the nations. Father of Ethiopia. Next: Chapter 6. Solemnity Feast CHAPTER 5 19 . believing that thou are a part of the project for at any time thou shall be cast over the bridge of death both body and soul. They shall be slaves to the people thereof Verily I say unto you. thy sons shall enjoy the fruits of their colleges. beautify and maintain it. great shall they be among men. then in the end hell everlasting for there shall be no reward in the kingdom of heaven for slothful nor the unconcerned.The Holy Piby Index of the Lord shall dwell with them for ever and ever. and there shall be tears because of privation. thy ships among their ships. 45 Blessed are a people who seek their own. therefore his people wandered and became the servants of others. shall glory in thee. For thy emblem shall rank among their emblems. Woe be unto a race of people who forsake their own and adhere to the doctrine of another. great is thy reward in the kingdom of heaven. Then shall the nations of the earth respect thee and thy commodities shall be for their gold and their commodities for thy gold. but there shall p. O children of Ethiopia. Forget not the assembling of thy selves and unitedly working for the up building of Ethiopia and her generations.

Drink in remembrance of your baptism when thy sins hath been washed away. for I. which shall be known throughout the world as the period of concord in accordance with the celestial and terrestrial concord led by the mighty angel Douglas. oh generations of Ethiopia. bid far the devil and his iniquities.The Holy Piby Index p. for the angels of heaven are participating in the concord. bringing them forward into a new and ever productive life. suffer the children of Ethiopia to assemble for three days celebration. Let the people be baptized with water by submersion for the remission of their iniquities in the name of one God. his Holy Law and the Holy Ghost. Verily. and he concretized them with water. let also the possessions of all Ethiopia's generations be adorned with the colors. 48 Let the people assemble once a month on their knees before the altar at Solemnity feast. which is the last day of concord. p. 47 CHAPTER 6 SOLEMNITY FEAST The following meeting after the Shepherd was confirmed. neither shall ye drink of their blood or of their milk. And the Shepherd taught the form Solemnity feast. beginning from the setting of the sun on the twenty−ninth day of the seventh month unto the setting of the sun of the first day of the eighth month of the year. 49 nor large fishes. saying "eat in remembrance of your pledge to God. then shall the parson and ordained cleffs administer to them bread and water. suffer them to wash their hands against the slothful and fruitless life of the past. thy victuals shall be of fowl and tiny fishes. p. let there be a great feast and joviality among the people. CHAPTER 6 20 . Athlyi. On the third day. speak not as a mere man but with authority from the kingdom of God. and he taught the form of baptism also concretation and the period of concord according to the Athlican faith. devote thyself in communing with the Lord God of Ethiopia. I say unto you. the first days of the concord thou shall not eat the flesh of any animals. which the Christians call sacrament. yielding yourselves into actual work for the welfare of your generation through the up building of Ethiopia and for the rescue of suffering humanity. Hear. arise and go in the name of one God. Be aware of improper conduct. For as much as angel Douglas binded the heaven and earth for the rescue of Ethiopia and her posterities. His Law and the Holy Ghost. there came to him men and women to be concretized. Let the atmosphere be teemed with balloons of colors carried in the hands of the people. Then shall the parson give to them a hand of fellowship. Let the people be concretized also with water that they be binded into one united band from one generation to another and let them pledge their lives loyally to the cause of actual work for the up building of Ethiopia and for the rescue of suffering humanity.

We believe in the Freedom of Ethiopia and the maintenance of an efficient government recorded upon the catalog of nations in honor of her posterities and the glory of her God. closer to thee even though afar we stray. Hear ye. for as the Lord God of Ethiopia liveth. or other enterprises so that they can commune with the Lord their God. We believe in the utilization of the power and blessings of God for the good of mankind." And he began to tell his followers about the wonderful works of God. In time of concord let the Athlican ships fly the colors of the Great Negro Civilization where so ever they are. "May I ask his Holiness. the p. the sincerity of Angel Douglas and the power of the Holy Ghost. oh God. the creation of industries. hosanna to the Lord our God forever and ever Amen. closer to thee. the maintenance of colleges and the unity of force. Athlyi. surely the Lord has sent us not only a Shepherd but a savior. also. "Know ye that I am not the only one sent by the Lord our God to rescue the children of Ethiopia. And it came to pass that one of the newcomers into the Athlican Faith who sat in the midst of the audience spoke." Straight−way the Shepherd Athlyi spake. 52 and her generations from the oppressive feet of the nations that they prove themselves fruitful for the good of their children and the glory of their God. speak unto you." And the Shepherd being full with the Holy Spirit recited from his heart saying: "Father. Then the Athlyians shouted "Hosanna to the Lord God. the Athlyian's creed: The Athlyian's Creed We believe in one God. 50 The Holy finger print of the Almighty God signed the issue in the name of His Majesty. saying "Upon those words the Afro Athlican Constructive Church stands firm over which the hosts of hell nor the armies of the earth shall not prevail. then in the Afro Athlican Constructive Church unto the most Holy House of Athlyi. what is the principal belief of the Athlyians?" Straight−way the Shepherd answered saying. for I. to save Ethiopia p.The Holy Piby Index During the concord the house of Athlyi shall order the release of the people from all Athlican factories. maker of all things. to thee. how he hath sent apostles of the twentieth century. for before me there were two others sent forth to prepare the minds of the people for the great things that shall come to The Athlyian's Creed 21 . saying. Father of Ethiopia and then in His Holy Law as it is written in the book Piby. then in the end when earth toil is over we shall be rewarded a place of rest in the kingdom of Heaven. thou hast called us back. pray that the captains thereof are of the Athlican faith so as to celebrate concord in its fullness. the virtue of the Solemnity feast and in the form of baptism and concretation as taught by our Shepherd Athlyi. 51 celebration of concord. but hear ye. thereto sing with the saints of Ethiopia. the fundamental belief of the Athlican faith is justice to all. thou God of all. and for the sake of suffering humanity. O generations of Ethiopia. p. this is a serious affair which must not be forsaken. singing Hallelujah. now all in one we come. children in Africa: Closer. We believe in one Shepherd Athlyi as an anointed apostle of the Lord our God. His Law. the establishment of true love and the administration of Justice to all men.

that gives light to the earth. straight−way at midnight I reproduce the mystery." And the Shepherd showed the people a copy of the map. stand thou still p. then was the writing plain to be understood. "I heard a great voice uttered from the end of the world saying." Where are those? There is none to compare with the Athlyians in united spirits and a determination. 53 over mountains of Africa and give light to her righteous armies. behold the map of the new Negroes. "At the sound of the mighty voice the structure descended from the head of the angel and stood upon the ground and the map surrounded it. Next: Chapter 7. "I saw an angel resembling a mighty Negro. lovers of freedom and of justice. Marcus Garvey The Athlyian's Creed 22 . a people. by this shall ye know the apostle of the twentieth century whom the Almighty God hath commanded to save Ethiopia and her posterities." Then the Athlyians shouted for joy and the Shepherd spake with a loud voice saying "Thou sun that shines upon the waters of the utmost world. and upon his head were horns of a great structure and on his breast was a map of life.The Holy Piby Index pass. fearless of death. and said "Behold the map as I have seen it.

"Raise not the weight of your finger on Marcus Garvey. "Blame not this man for I the Lord God hath sent him to prepare the p. U. three apostles of the twentieth century have I sent forth unto Ethiopia's generations to administer the Law and the Gospel which I have commanded for their salvation.. 55 minds of Ethiopia's generations. Bonfield telling of Marcus Garvey in New York City.A." Nevertheless in the year nineteen hundred and twenty two. For I." Because of this saying Athlyi took up his pen and was about to declare him not an apostle of the twentieth century. then spake. but where is the other? For I look for two. when the Athlyians were celebrating concord in the City of Newark. saying: "I almost believe this is one of the apostles of the twentieth century. "I am the Lord God of Ethiopia. Athlyi Sent Abroad CHAPTER 7 23 . And the word of the Lord came to Athlyi saying. Apostle Garvey issued a religious call throughout the world which fulfilled the last item upon the map of life. and on the third day of the period a paper was read by the Rev. And the Shepherd hesitated. 54 CHAPTER 7 MARCUS GARVEY Now in the year of nineteen hundred and nineteen on the thirtieth day of the seventh month." Next: Chapter 8.The Holy Piby Index p. and declared Marcus Garvey an apostle of the Lord God for the redemption of Ethiopia and her suffering posterities." In the year of 1921 Garvey spake saying: "I have no time to teach religion. however by the map of life I shall know him. the Lord. neither speak ye against him.S. New Jersey. Therefore. And it came to pass that the word of the Lord came to Athlyi saying. hath anointed mine apostles that they may ordain and give authority to ordain. let not the hands of men ordain them. verily he shall straighten up upon the map. Athlyi yielded him a copy of the map.

56 CHAPTER 8 ATHLYI SENT ABROAD And it came to pass that the word of the Lord came to Athlyi saying." p." "Go the way of the Atlantic and return by way of the Pacific. Amen. The Word of the Lord CHAPTER 8 24 . his Law and the Holy Ghost for ever and ever. but he that boost not the green pasture to provide for the people is not worthy of compensation. the Lord. "Let there be but one church of denomination upon the Law and the gospel commanded for the salvation of Ethiopia's generations. the Lord spake to him saying: "My holy house of Athlyi let her be of two wings. the Church to the right and a green pasture to the left." and Athlyi obeyed the Lord. Let the people give to the green pasture for their own good and for the welfare of their generations. 57 Suffer no one to preach upon or in the dictuary save a teacher of the Law and a believer in the gospel commanded to the children of Ethiopia. shall dwell in the house of Athlyi and give light to her wings.The Holy Piby Index p. "Let the Church teach and the green pasture to provide for the people. let the house of Athlyi be the director thereof. May the Lord God of Ethiopia watch between us whilst we are absent one from another. for thou art the light and guide unto salvation. and I. "In entering the inner door of the Church let the people bow with reverence to the holy dictuary. love ye one another. forget not the assembling of yourselves together that no corruption gather between thee. "Get thee into foreign countries and provide stars of the Law and of the gospel of the twentieth century. then shall the inhabitants of the earth know that I am the Lord God of Ethiopia. May he endow us with unity of spirit and anxious hearts to again assemble for the rise of falling humanity through the guidance of the house of Athlyi and in the name of one God. And when he was in the Strait of Magellan. Let all the children of Ethiopia follow thee. Oh Athlyians. Next: Chapter 9. Let the people take interest in the apostles.

"Verily I shall dwell in the High place at the House of Athlyi and shall give light to the Shepherd and the Shepherd to his Apostles and his Apostles to all people who shall constitute the auxiliaries of my most Holy house of Athlyi. Father of Ham. behold the house of Athlyi. like unto a circle pointed to Athlyi and said: "I have commanded thee but thou art carried away by those who polluted the righteousness of my name. "O God of Ethiopia. Why calleth my holy temple." And it came to pass that the Lord. the word of the Lord." 3 "Why calleth thou my Holy Temple. 60 "Thou art the supreme sage." Athlyi reached out and with the first finger of his right hand touched the personality in the light. oppressive and adulterous characters in my name?" And the Lord continued to say." At this saying Athlyi advanced towards the Lord with open arms and cried out." p. And the Lord. Go ye through the lands that men may dwell in thee and see clear the impediments in the paths of their lives. murdering. "Thou art a star in my crown.The Holy Piby Index p. Evidently he had increased in wisdom. the Creator. "Reach out and touch me. the lying. spoke unto Athlyi saying. wash me clean and separate me from all gospels that pollute the righteousness of thy name that those in me unto thee may be clean and free from all things abominable in thy sight. redeem me. "Father. our God of Ethiopia. straightway his heart became in motion and the eyes of Athlyi lit up like a torch. 58 CHAPTER 9 THE WORD OF THE LORD And it came to pass in the year of nineteen hundred and twenty four and the twelfth day of the ninth month. inhuman. a man matchless in spirit. "But why calleth thou these auxiliaries. plunderous." saith the Lord. pray! give me to nurse at thy breast the milk of wisdom that I may know and understand thee." "This I have created." CHAPTER 9 25 . Canaan. 'Church'? Will thou also teach that I have p. God of Ethiopia came to Athlyi saying: "I am God. who stood in the midst of a brilliant light. I pray. 'Church'?" he continued. "Athlyi! Oh Athlyi! I say unto you again. Church?" sayeth the Lord unto Athlyi. Nimrod and Ethiopia. God of Ethiopia. spoke saying. 59 commanded to destroy the offsprings of Ham in Canaan?" 4 Athlyi answered saying. Athlyi hesitated and the Lord our God. "Will thou also destroy the righteousness of my holy name?" "Will thou even so teach that I am a God who confers honor upon the envious in mind.

and Mizraim. and the word of his mouth brought freedom to the enslaved. Cursed be Canaan. and knew what his younger son [Ham] had done unto him. Footnotes 58:3 Cf.The Holy Piby Index Now when the Lord had commanded Athlyi to carry the light unto others he departed and the light of his eyes lit up the near and distant darkness. and Put. And he said. 10:6−7: "By these were the borders of the nations divided in their lands. 10:24−27: "And Noah awoke from his wine." 59:4 Gen. Rejoicing in the Light Footnotes 26 . every one after his tongue. after their families. and Canaan. And the sons of Ham: Cush." Next: Chapter 10. Gen. a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. in their nations.

who joined with the angels in dancing. Verily I say unto you. spoke unto the children. 62 And Athlyi looked and beheld great industries sprung up among the children of Ethiopia and he saw men kissing the women and praising them because of their mighty task in the struggle. he shall not find me. for he represents the devil." "But he that is contented in poverty and weakness shall be weaker and poorer. the light of his eyes connected with the light that surrounded the Divine Personality. therefore I shall reach out my hand and help him to be as I am. Great cities sprang up among them and the women as well as men mastered ships upon the waters. and when Athlyi appeared before the Lord. "for I am rich. women and children. fruits and grains. singing and rejoicing in the light." Next: Chapter 11. 61 CHAPTER 10 REJOICING IN THE LIGHT And it came to pass on the following day the Lord called Athlyi." "The fool impoverishes himself to find me. Returned to Newark CHAPTER 10 27 . p." Blessed are the wealthy in love for I am rich and whosoever believeth in Athlyi and in the gospel which I have commended through him seeketh after these things which are in me.The Holy Piby Index p. a foot stool of the nations. Again did the Lord stretch forth his hands over Ethiopia and Canaan and the offsprings of Ham became mighty and the lands became prosperous in animals. And the Lord. Her day has come at last! The Lord has received her hand. "Behold! Behold Ethiopia! the bride of the master. our God. He beheld women worshiping men because they had made them great. Straightway the whole celestial host shouted and there appeared millions of Angels dancing in the light singing. in him there is no God." The Lord stretched forth his hands over the earth and there appeared millions of black men. And there appeared a light matchless in its beauty. his voice echoed from Ethiopia to Canaan saying: "Blessed are the mighty in righteousness for they shall be respected." saith the Lord. Her night has forever passed. But whosoever believeth in Athlyi seeketh my principle." "And I the Lord shall fill him to the brim and make his a power over which no hell shall prevail.

that they might know the evil against the posterities of Ham. seeth me. All things I hold in my hands and giveth freely unto him that walketh in me. The mouth of a child shall reveal the name. came to Athlyi saying: "Arise in the morning." And the Lord continued. modeling all men according to my righteous principles. Whosoever followeth an Athlyian followeth me also. save those whom I the Lord God. neither say ye a word to anyone. I shall reach out my hands and bless them with increased blessings and they shall go forth as Athlyians with light and power." "I shall nourish them. 65 builders of a righteous kingdom and the source of salvation for all. no illmosity among men. banished His Hell and reconstruct the earth upon my righteous and clean principles. shall command them. and a disgrace upon the earth. for I have no part in such Deuteronomies. that she may know the devil and his unrighteousness. And thou shall return to Newark and I will go with thee and thou shall see me. have suffered to be spoiled by the enemies. I will recharge them and I. the brotherhood of man and the rights of each and every one to enjoy equally the blessings of the Father. but peace tranquility and good will upon the earth.The Holy Piby Index p. "I shall bring to an end the oppressors of Ham. there shall be no halting until they have conquered the Devil. They shall be my masons." CHAPTER 11 28 ." "Whosoever seeth an Athlyian. God of Ethiopia. subsidiary to the House of Athlyi. 64 fatherhood of God." "Then shall there be no prejudices. I shall write it upon the wall and you shall see it. Verily. The Lord spake saying. "Father. break not your fast. the creator of all. what shall I call thy holy house?" And the Lord spoke to Athlyi saying. moreover. God of Ethiopia. Their chest shall be as unbreakable steel. where the children of Ethiopia shall assemble before me in united worship. and stear them. They are an abomination in my sight." saith the Lord." saith the Lord. 63 CHAPTER 11 RETURNED TO NEWARK And it came to pass that the word of the Lord. "I will march with the Athlyians." saith the Lord. charged Athlyi saying. p. I will pilot them. the children of Ethiopia. Hearts of understanding and heads matchlessly wise. Their legs as giant reinforced concrete. I shall tear down the walls which I have Permitted to hold Ethiopia in bondage." "Never−the−less. through their Shepherd." And the Lord. And when the Lord had spoke these things Athlyi turned and asked. "Call not my Holy house 'Church' neither shall thou permit unjust literature which teaches that God has Commanded Israel to oppress. "For I am God." "When thou shall have come to Newark prepare there a house. recognizing the divine p. rob and destroy the offsprings of Ham in Canaan to rest upon my altar. even unto this day. for I am in him and he is of me. walketh upright before me." "Now I shall send forth an army of Athlyians who shall redeem my children and deliver them again to my arms. "Go and do as I have commanded you.

The Holy Piby Index Next: Chapter 12. The Guiding Light CHAPTER 11 29 .

a little girl opened the door and stared plumply into his face and uttered "Gaathly?" "Is your name Gaathly?" the shepherd p. But when he turned contrary to the will of God. He then rushed into the inner chamber and proclaimed before his wife Miriam and his daughter Muriel. there appeared a spotlight on the sleeve of his coat. "It's the light of the Lord. Now when Athlyi saw the light would not go. The child then raised her voice and again said "Gaathly. He beheld over the altar a hand." From that day unto this the Holy House founded upon the Gospel of God through Athlyi is known as the Gaathly. Then he looked up and yelled joyfully.The Holy Piby Index p. Indeed I will not stray. the light would not follow but stood on another street. Next: Chapter 13. 67 asked. the name of Gaathly saying. writing on the wall the name Gaathly. When Athlyi saw the light he tried to cover it with his hat but the light could not be covered. "Behold a hand wrote it and the child revealed it as the Lord had promised. When Athlyi saw the hand on the wall he became very fearful but embroiled with joy. "Surely it cannot be covered." Athlyi journeyed to Newark and the light with him. Athlyi Bleeds CHAPTER 12 30 . he turned and went the way the light pointed him." and went out. Straightway a light flashed and Athlyi looked around. And it came to pass when Athlyi reached the City of Newark he prepared a house for the Lord our God and when he was making ready for the first sermon. 66 CHAPTER 12 THE GUIDING LIGHT Now when Athlyi started for Newark. The light of the Lord our God I shall follow this day.

She bound up the Shepherd's wound. one Law." p." I shall send my angels and they shall dwell among the Athlyians and teach them new things. They shall school Ethiopia. "I am a witness of this blood. He shall not want. the light and guide unto perfect salvation saith Athlyi." The shepherd let his blood fall upon her. who fell upon her knees saying. but flourish. that I may glory in them and nourish them. "for greater shall come out of my people. the Athlyians. while the Shepherd Athlyi preached before the people who came out to Gaathly. "For unto the Athlyians. Even in the spirit I shall be with them and I shall be quick to answer those who called upon me in sincerity. 70 "I am the lover of Justice. because of the inventions of today. His tree shall grow mighty in the green pasture. but the Shepherd answered saying." "Whosoever believeth in me shall in life enjoy salvation and inherit eternal happiness in the kingdom of God who sent me. p. the spirit of the Lord came upon him and he then bit the top of his fingers. 68 CHAPTER 13 ATHLYI BLEEDS And it came to pass on the third Saturday night of the seventh month of the year nineteen hundred and twenty−seven. there is but one God. and I shall be their Shepherd forever. the word of the Lord came to Athlyi saying. and one Shepherd. Verily. but those who seeketh me empty in heart shall not find me. "Happy shall be the aged who sacrifice the days of his youth within this blood. so that the blood spouted. Then came forward also Sister Mary Howard." "Fear not. the women as well as the men shall develop great in science. Stear of the Nourishers and Saints. only through concretation can anyone come beyond this blood and become an Athlyian. daughter of Athlyi. Consequently the sons and daughters of Ham shall be a burning light unto all the earth. "All Athlyians are witnesses of this blood." On the next day which was Sunday. "Let thy blood fall upon me that I bear it through the ages. thou shalt with thine own blood set apart the Athlyians from the rest of the world's inhabitants. "Tomorrow." saith the Lord. Then came forth the Shepherdmiss Muriel.The Holy Piby Index p. CHAPTER 13 31 ." "But verily I say unto you. 69 Then with his blood he marked a line between the Athlyians and the rest of the earth's inhabitants as the Lord had commanded him." the Stear uttered.

the Father. therefore thou shalt be an everlasting light and power upon the earth. his heart despiseth the gift of God.The Holy Piby Index "But he that believeth not in me shall be a victim of slavery and oppression at the hands of Europe all the days of his unbelief." "Fear not. Japheth. But in time of peril I shall appoint from among them a savior whose word shall reign forever. who sent me. "For he that receiveth me not. but a people without a king has no connection with me. They shall live in disgrace and die in dishonor. the father. Heaven and Hell CHAPTER 13 32 ." said the Lord. I shall not send Japheth to Ham. who sent me to gather the children of Ethiopia that they be saved from peril." "I am the almighty powerhouse. But slavery and oppression shall overcome them." "They that refuseth their own in me. am your Shepherd. shall find no other. Athlyi. In the bosom of the Lord I shall forever p. for I. neither will I send to Shem." "For thus saith the Lord our God. "the spring of salvation. O ye Athlyians." Next: Chapter 14. I am not of the flesh but of the Spirit of God. 71 hold my grip.

" Woe be unto the spirit of him that passeth from this hell. But the spirit of him that establishes a heaven on earth shall dwell in heaven everlasting. 74 CHAPTER 14 33 . begrudgers." p. poverty. loafers." saith Athlyi. drunkards. liars. "Hear me O children of Ethiopia. blasphemers. There is not a heaven nor a hell but that which ye make of yourselves and for yourselves." "Lo. vooders. gamblers. leppydoes." "The fool slights the things in life and seeketh heaven after death. A source of peace and happiness where the spirit of God is visible in its appearance. hoers. He that is of the devil shall be segregated from the children of God. He shall be lowered into eternal hell where peace and happiness are unknown. lice and diseases. I heard a cry in hell. jormandizers. Verily I say unto you. "Verily. and the doors of heaven shall be opened unto him. lazymen." p. hoerlets. And I looked and beheld a man striving to conquer hell and escape from his horrible condition. faith. fortune tellers. where pain and sorrows are unknown. Beyond strife and death." "Consequently the victims of the devil eat the fruit of the tree they have sown and therefore live in disgrace among men. backsliders. "Who art thou?" I am Amos who persecuted thee and lied about you. "In heaven there are few while in hell there are many. raggedmen. "Unto him that is empty in love. hypocrites." "He that passeth from this heaven is exalted into heaven eternal." And Athlyi spoke unto him saying. "calling upon me in God." "Heaven is a splendor. And he cried out saying. But those who are in heaven are the Champions of time who have conquered over sin and slothfulness. 73 "Hell is a dark and shabby place. murderers. 72 CHAPTER 14 HEAVEN AND HELL And it came to pass that the spirit moved in Athlyi and he became full with the holy ghost. yellers. deceivers. underminers. he shall not find it. righteousness and industry there is no heaven.The Holy Piby Index p. a den of thieves. but he that is of God weareth the badge of the master. Now I would rather be a sweeper in the Gaathly than to be a prince in the palace of kings who believeth not in thee.

O Athlyi and redeem me from this misery. "Blessed are the creators in me. "He that cometh unto me halfway. "for he is weak in himself in me and shall therefore fall in himself. "Go ye out upon the earth. They shall march together to defend their dignity and create projects to supply their necessities in life. but he that is weak in faith shall fall through his faith. but he that soweth in me wholeheartedly shall reap a reward ten fold." Then Athlyi called his Cledgers around him and placed his hands upon the right shoulder of each saying." "In the lives of those that are in me. For I believe that thou art a man of God with power to save." saith Athlyi. "there is but one God. "Knowing that our reward is Heaven everlasting if our enemy we shall conquer. "For he that liveth a productive life in me. beneath the waters and upon the trees Gather in the blessings of God and develop them in me that ye prove yourself worthy of compensation. For I am of good soil. shall water that which is sown in me." saith Athlyi. beneath the earth. and faith in your transactions the glory of heaven shall vanish and the misery of hell shall occupy the soul. righteousness. "At the sound of the bugle of war all Athlyians shall gather around their Rulers. "There shall be no devil to conquer him. industrious and thrifty is not in me. it is therefore the sole spirit of the Athlyians to die in honor rather than to live as dependable dogs in disgrace. one Shepherd.The Holy Piby Index And Athlyi spoke unto him saying. "Arise and stand above the devil and his hell. for I am a lover of cleanness. The Holy law is of God and is God with those in me. that which he is able to give. for they that are of me. subject to the dictation of others who are not in me. and God p. "For I am not of myself but of God. upon the waters. likewise he who is not in harmony with the Law of this gospel is not of me. shall lose it without compensation. 75 the Father in me. that men may be happy in me. who is in me. They that helpeth not their brother in me are not of me. 76 industry and a builder of commerce. the Father. "He that is not clean." CHAPTER 14 34 . "Forgive me." Then Athlyi reached down and lifted him up saying. Thy faith in me shall bear thee up. I shall nurse him at my breast and he shall be strong. "But where there is no love. Lord of p. and one Gaathly. shall help him that is in me. I shall not receive him. "Thou doeth thyself this harm for there is no hell for him who believeth in me. neither shall there be any hell to hold him." And Amos reached out crying. For weakness and poverty is of the devil but richness and power is of God." "They that are of me shall help those that are in me. at the Shepherd's command go forward to defend their rights. seeketh and shall obtain heaven terrestrial and heaven eternal. He that gives himself up to me wholeheartedly. Then. They shall sit with me in heaven eternal and return with me to inspect the earth and crown the worthy." "He that withholds from me.

The Holy Piby Index Next: Chapter 15. The Beggar CHAPTER 14 35 .

but with me there is another and you. CHAPTER 15 36 . which seeketh to destroy the offsprings of our father. I shall defend them. I shall raise them up when all hopes are dead. "Take heed! O ye children of Ethiopia. "They shall come up to you with unjust gospels. p. and the thief. but seeketh to destroy your civilization in God through me. the hypocrite. the liar. 77 CHAPTER 15 THE BEGGAR And it came to pass that on the twenty−eighth day of the eighth month of nineteen hundred and twenty−seven (according to the English years but the fourteenth year according to the Athlican years) a young man twenty−two years of age came in to the Gaathly begging for money. I shall banish their sorrows. The shepherd looked upon the young man and said. and the offspring of my vein and the offspring of his vein are cousins. through the highways and into comers. that they be lifted up from hell unto salvation. "Verily I say unto you. "I shall be a light in their darkness. but the electrician shall laugh him to scorn. "Thou art in the bloom of youth and power.The Holy Piby Index p. For it shall rob and destroy as many as accept it. 79 "But it shall be as a man pleading with an electrician to go back to the tallow candle age. but they that build not upon this foundation in me. that ye may stretch forth thy hands direct unto the Father through me and be saved. but because thou art not of me. God of Ethiopia. "Before me there was none unto Ethiopia. I shall relieve them of their miseries. however. 78 I shall harden my heart against backsliders. even so behind closed doors and gather men unto me. in righteousness are deceivers of you. For I Athlyi zigy sobcok tee. but a sower and a reaper in me. in him are one with God. "Go ye. had promised thee from creation. doctrines which were before me. p. I despise. For I am he whom the Lord. "For as many as believe and walk in me shall be saved. Ham. ye must beg. "Then shall ye not be a beggar of me. "Be aware of the gospels that are not of God through Ethiopia. he that is not of me is not for your salvation. in me. Whosoever cometh after me and is not of me is not for your salvation. "Prophets shall rise and wise men shall spring out of you.

I am richer. Then shall the rivers of peace flow out and the children of all the earth shall sit around the table of salvation in the house of God enjoying life the splendor of true love and justice in me. I shall cut my heaven from him that knoweth and doeth not according the gospel. I am higher. and whatsoever an Athlyian seeth. "The wise will prepare for battle even though there may not be any fight. Let there be unity in spirit while ye are absent one from another. seeth the Shepherd also." "I will blow my trumpet throughout the kingdom of Athlyi in Africa. a conqueror of evil. but he that walketh another way shall not find me. "But verily I say unto you. Wheresoever it is one Athlyian there is the shepherd in him. heareth also the Shepherd." And it came to pass that Athlyi issued an order saying." Next: Chapter 1. but God in me unto you. Test me and be ye convinced that I. "God be with you my beloved. for I am a God of salvation. oh thou Athlyians! Be ye wise and live I go to prepare a place for you beyond this heaven. for the Athlyians are an amalgation instituted by God which no man can separate. For I am not myself. "Then shall the inhabitants of the earth respect me. Apostles Anointed CHAPTER 15 37 ." saith the lord our God. "Whosoever walketh in my blood within the principles of this gospel shall dwell with me in p. in the bosom of the God of Justice. Hear me. "and my people the Athlyians shall blow it unto the world.The Holy Piby Index "For I am greater than all gospels that were before my coming. I shall banish the devil. 80 heaven everlasting. I shall clear up his hell and it shall bloom like a garden of brimigen." A real minister of Athlicanity must bear a diploma from the Athlican School of Athlicology and the graduation process shall embody ordination. and whatsoever heareth an Athlyian. have laid a foundation sufficient to hold all the builders that cometh after me in righteousness. "The fool will quarrel but he that quarrels with a fool is a damn fool.

81 THE THIRD BOOK OF ATHLYI NAMED THE FACTS OF THE APOSTLES CHAPTER 1 APOSTLES ANOINTED Just at the time when the nations of the earth through their ill education and oppression. he knew that this was his colleague for the lord God hath revealed. apostle Poston came to New York City. were hanging over the bridge of death. believeth that they had ruined the children of Ethiopia for ever.The Holy Piby Index p. Michigan. God Spoke to his Apostles THE THIRD BOOK OF ATHLYI NAMED THE FACTS OF THE APOSTLES 38 . both body and soul. heard the voice of his colleague. preaching in the city of Detroit. notwithstanding the three apostles had met in the spirit before they came to administer the law Gospel for the full salvation of Ethiopia's posterities. and that they would be satisfied with the crumbs of life. Now when Marcus Garvey. p. Next: Chapter 2. God's foremost apostle. and then teamed with apostle Garvey in the work for the redemption of Ethiopia and her trodden posterities. United States of America. Now when the amalgamation of their apostleship was verified. 82 And it came to pass the apostle Garvey journeyed to Detroit and there met his colleagues and they greeted each other with great joy. Then did the lord God with his own hands ordain three apostles and sent them forth to save Ethiopia's generation from doom. and the heart of was the heart of other. whom through the oppression of the nations and the ignorance of the Negro ministers of Christian faith. apostle Robert Lincoln Poston. United States of America. Behold the great Almighty hath commanded his angels to anoint them that they be a new and prolific people upon the earth.

the Lord God. "and give it in the hands of thy colleague that he go to the land of Ethiopia (Africa) and to the nations at the entrance p. "And I. and send forth a mission unto the land of Ethiopia which I hath given to her children from the beginning of the world. for great is her wisdom. that they prepare a foundation for all the posterities of Ethiopia. shall come to judge between the three races of men. "Then shall the children of Ethiopia return to their own land and there establish a light with no nation shall compare. even the baby at the mother's breast shall not escape. and he called the children of Ethiopia and there gathered a great host in the City of New York. "Prepare ye a bill of arrangement." "Call together the children of Ethiopia. where is thy colleague? And he answered. even unto the end. "Moreover. Next: Chapter 3. and send ye also another t at they go and prepare a home for mine anointed. Standing Before Elijah CHAPTER 2 39 . "Father. 83 CHAPTER 2 GOD SPOKE TO HIS APOSTLES Now in the year nineteen hundred and twenty−three. and I will touch the hearts of the nations and they shall yield to the request.The Holy Piby Index p. the word of the Lord God of Ethiopia came to apostle Marcus Garvey saying." saith the Lord." saith the Lord. "For I am the Lord God of Ethiopia and I shall dwell with mine a anointed and they shall be my people as long as they follow the teachings of my apostles. Footnotes 83:5 Henrietta Vinton Davis. p. Place her at the side of thy colleague. that they may know my request. the Lord. saith the Lord." And it came to pass that apostle Garvey obeyed the Lord. saith the Lord. behold he is with me. the slothful and the coward. behold at thy side is the noble woman Henrietta 5 in whom the whole heaven adore because of her greatness of faith and the loyal way in which she fights to save Ethiopia and her generations from everlasting downfall. nor will there be any power sufficient to douse it. Then were a delegation of three sent forth according to the words of the Lord. shall go with him. I shall bring judgement upon them with fire and with brimestone. 83 of the land and request then to open the door for the return of thy children. "For I. 85 And when the apostle put before them the Lord's request they leapt for joy and confirmed the will of the Lord God of Ethiopia. woe be unto the empty handed.

and I saw Angel Douglas sitting in a mourning robe. Apostles Exalted CHAPTER 3 40 . and after a brief conversation. And it came to pass that I saw a great host of Negroes marching upon the earth and there was a light upon them. 87 heaven and behold I saw the natural man standing in the east and the star of his crown gave light to the pathway of the children of Ethiopia. then I looked towards the p. the mighty Angel conveyed him to the throne Elijah. "Now when the crown was bestowed upon him. Athlyi spake aloud. 86 CHAPTER 3 STANDING BEFORE ELIJAH And it came to pass on the night of the fifteenth day of the third month of the nineteen hundred and twenty−fourth year. saying: "Behold I saw the heaven draped in black. moreover the celestial saints of Ethiopia were deep in sorrow. "And it came to pass that I continued to look.The Holy Piby Index p. God of heaven and the earth." Next: Chapter 4. "Then upon the head the natural man did Elijah place a crown on the front part of the crown there was a brilliant star whose light extended from heaven to the earth. behold the mourning apparel disappeared and there was joy in heaven. and behold I saw a natural man standing before Angel Douglas.

for the prince of the children shall lead them. the hard hearted. "My God. My God. unto those who shall say I have my treasures here I will not leave them. 89 "I shall bring vengeance upon them." p. he shall see with all seeing eyes." saith the lord. even I that shall pass from the presence of men grant that the Piby live forever that the children of Ethiopia. hath exalted him in the spirit. Athlyi looked towards the rising sun and cried out saying.The Holy Piby Index p. Prince over the children of Ethiopia. "For I. neither will I follow the host led by the apostles of the twentieth century. A Bicycle from London to Anguilla CHAPTER 4 41 . the Lord. "they be better boiled in oil. may obtain salvation forever. A Buggy from Tokio to Los Angeles. what shall happen to the apostles of the Twentieth Century? Father if it's me. in vain shall the nations of the world lay traps before mine anointed. through the teaching of the Afro Athlican Constructive Church. But in the spirit will he return to lead them there upon. for I shall have no mercy upon them. 88 CHAPTER 4 APOSTLES EXALTED The following morning after Athlyi's vision." And it came to pass that the Lord spake to Athlyi saying: "In the flesh did he go prepare a foundation for the generation of Ethiopia. "Woe be unto the proud." Next: Chapter 1.

A. then reply with the wave of her hand and he rebuke her with his mouth and she shall hear him. with the sun and the fuel of today shall a used to be. but tomorrow shall be siprick. "The Atlantic and Pacific shall prepare to receive their wilderness and it shall be seen them adorning as a bride to receive her groom. 'Where is thy scenery as a star O Scatter. U. thou outlet of the inter−planetical fumes. but where are the wire? They used to be. he shall sit in his parlor in Athlyi. killing. p." "New lands when Satter came back. in the sun. Being filled with the Holy Ghost he prophesied saying. a strange people and the winter of today shall a used to be. the mighty comet shall pass with the end of her tail two miles from the earth and the roaring of her passing. The pots a−boiling and bright the lights. and see his daughter flirting in Chicago. How powerful. "The laborers in Mars. "O sun. Behold thou art lands over lands. Africa.The Holy Piby Index p. Pass quickly for we perish beneath thee." How beautiful the ships. shine on. Satter. Hot shall be the houses. "The power of today is electric. For with thee.S." p. 91 "I heard a cry saying. A BICYCLE FROM LONDON TO ANGUILLA Now in the fifteenth year of Athlyi's reign over Athlyians. "New animals. A buggy from Tokio to Los Angeles. "In his parlor he shall see a rooster treading in the moon and the bees on the roses in Venus. "To the sun. 90 THE FOURTH BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED PRECAUTION CHAPTER I A BUGGY FROM TOKIO TO LOS ANGELES. but the fuel today shall a used to be. "He shall rebuke her with his mouth and she shall hear him. strike−breakers on earth and my daughter in college in Jupiter. How speedy the air−ships the world around. new furs. "The ice in the north and the ice in the south shall disappear. Then shall continents which are submerged arise and the whole earth shall bloom. 92 THE FOURTH BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED PRECAUTION 42 . then reply with the wave of her hand and he shall see her. around and around with no need for refuel. A bicycle from London to Anguilla. the spirit of the Lord came upon him.

but he that buildeth not on me establishes himself on nothing of consequence for the children of Ham." "Verily. and ye are the trees of me that shall bring forth fruit a million fold. The reinforcements I have made of steel for I am conscious of the height that shall be attained on me. "But I shall feed him with my own hands so that he takes one bite at a time and one swallow at a time else ye be choked. God of Ethiopia. I have sunk deeper the center pillars and lined them with steel. of me. A development beyond words." "La Alpha Elijah cr toco coruse. p. but those that cometh after me. Verily.The Holy Piby Index "How hard it is when ye know not how. however. Held Out His Morsel THE FOURTH BOOK OF ATHLYI CALLED PRECAUTION 43 . "But he that beareth not is he that has not me in his heart and shall therefore receive no reward of me. ninky mose zezom la jobijem. I am the seed. for I have seen so far. "I have not reached the height but they that are of me shall extend me. dug deep and laid the foundation of eternal salvation. I have. our God unto thee. "He that established himself in me is with God and welleth upon an efficient foundation." Next: Chapter 2. Made in the image and likeness of the God of our Fathers and is of the Lord. I have made thick the walls. is the sower. "My boys shall remind you of the things I have forgotten. but he that is in me shall know that mysteries of mysteries which are hidden from him in these days." saith Athlyi "but the Lord. 93 "I am black. with me and upon our God shall see farther even than I.

Dwell in me. "Sons of Athlyi." And Athlyi reached out the morsel again and said. for when righteousness is lacking there is no tranquility. Verily. I plead a divorce. apparently he was present in person but in the spirit he was not." Next: Chapter 3. Our standard is Right. the hopes and salvation of a woman is in the man. my beloved. Let the sublimity of my words reign in your hearts and in the hearts of your offsprings forever. cleanness and constructiveness. "Verily I say unto all nations. Moreover the p. "For a man no height is two high to achieve in me. for a tug−o−war in the mind of horror to the soul. Let so be said even of the man. the Athlyians are not too proud to sacrifice whatever is necessary to obtain justice and to establish peace on earth. poverty is of the devil but it is better that ye choose to be poor than to live in the richness of the richest with a woman whose heart is contrary to thine. arise! Lift your heads and take heed. My spirit in thee shall never die. but a quarrelsome woman is a road to hell. "Verily. "The deeds of a contrary couple are destructive and their destiny is Hell everlasting. "But he that is not in me is far from God and has nothing of consequence for a brag. with love and righteousness in faith. No obstacle is too great for him to remove when conscious that this woman is with him indeed. 95 treasury of the richest is not sufficient to supply the consumption of the contrary spirit. 94 CHAPTER 2 HELD OUT HIS MORSEL And it came to pass that Athlyi sat in the sanctuary of the House of Athlyi with his left hand under his chin and the morsel in his right hand. "Our motto is peace. Blessed is the household where the couple can map out the future with patience.The Holy Piby Index p. our God. the spring and power grounded in God. in me. whose trust is in the Lord. Suddenly he stretched forth his morsel and uttered saying. O daughters of Athlyi! Verily I say unto you. I point east but thy desire is west. patience. peace and understanding. I say unto you. "For I am the rock. His mind went afar and entered the characteristic of the human tie. because I leadeth thee south but thou goeth north. The Clean Should not Accept the Invitations of the Unclean CHAPTER 2 44 . Depart therefore that ye find a man who seeth and goeth in thy own direction that it be well with thee. "Hear ye. Our hopes are salvation.

in your amusements dance ye mild else ye offend the Master. but. ye cometh to God with your bones. "He that giveth unto me that fat of his life by his usefulness for the welfare of the living. For the spirit of the body that abideth in earthly hell shall be a prisoner in hell everlasting." "Unto him whom thou giveth the fat of thy life dump also thy bones." saith the Lord." "The clean should not accept the invitations of the unclean to gossip with them for the Lord abideth in the clean in spirit. that ye bear in fullness the consequence of you wickedness. "But the spirit of the body of him that passeth away in the devil shall not enter my fold. "Life without pleasure within capacity is displeasing to God." saith the Lord." And Athlyi spake saying. I am he who supplies the necessities of life. "for I am God who giveth thee to eat and to drink.The Holy Piby Index p. but shall dwell in everlasting torment. Shall my reward be that ye dump your garbage on me." And the word of the Lord came to Athlyi saying." "But I shall not accept them." "Whosoever I forgive shall rise to serve me. When I the lord shall transform him from the earth." Next: Chapter 4. Shall Suffer CHAPTER 3 45 . 96 CHAPTER 3 THE CLEAN SHOULD NOT ACCEPT THE INVITATIONS OF THE UNCLEAN The spirit of the Lord moved within Athlyi. 97 where he shall live forever with me in peace and splendor. Now that thou art drained and can no longer stand. I shall exalt him into heaven everlasting p. but whosoever I have not forgiven shall not rise. for the body of the wicked shall be cast into the grave and his soul in hell eternal." "He that passeth away in me shall dwell with my saints in glory. Being full with the Holy Ghost the Shepherd spake saying: "Thou giveth the fat of thy life to the devil.

but they shall march upon him with the Holy Piby and he shall step back and fall into his own ditch." And Athlyi spake saying. "Verily I say unto you. now that I am strong. therefore the consequence is hell eternal. committeth a crime against the Holy Ghost. Their women shall breed like rabbits and the Green Pasture shall aid in their protection. God of Ethiopia. but shall be for those who supported me in my tender age. and an angel of the Lord decended and crowned him. for I am not a mere man but a Messiah upon the earth. Verily. "Nations shall perish because of my persecution. which the Lord. They shall be ruler over rulers. therefore my word reign forever and ever.The Holy Piby Index p. it shall be said Athlyi. "Thou despiseth me when I was weak. and prosecuted because of this gospel. Zeth Athlyi. mocked. ye come? Verily. the Heaven and Earth shouted. in which there is no forgiveness. if a hay stack can stop a blazing fire then shall the workers of the devil impede the advancing Athlyians whose development has no boundary but the mocker shall perish. has commanded unto you through me. "Yea. who are of never dying faith and perseverance shall p. Many of you who follow me this day will desert your shepherd because of fear. in spite of all obstacles. Verily the Athlyians shall be numberless upon the earth and the spirit of the Lord shall guide them. God's selected people. "The Athlyians. he climbed with the burdens of Ham. But blessed are the brave and faithful. 98 CHAPTER 4 SHALL SUFFER And it came to pass that Athlyi spake saying I shall be dragged about. "It shall come to pass that the devil will make hollow ground in the pathway of the Athlyians. but my spirit shall go out of jail and fight for Ethiopia. Whosoever persecuteth me. "Thine enemy shall shed your blood because of this Holy Piby. I am Messiah unto Ethiopia. And Athlyi spake saying. but the blood of thy veins shall richen the soil for the gospel." La jobijem dilt ze larky. "Forgive twice but in the offence thou shalt not forgive. and when he reached the top. Behold! He has conquered. neither my milk nor my cream shall be for thee." Next: Questions and Answers CHAPTER 4 46 . inty met. scorned. I shall be cast into prison for your sake. 99 increase in power.

The down trodden children of Ethiopia that they may raise to be a great power among the nations and the glory of their God. Marcus Garvey and colleagues come to save? A. The Law and the Gospel administered by Athlyi. Q10. Why can no other church be established upon this gospel? A. p. What is the left wing to the house of Athlyi? A. No. What is the Holy Piby? A. giver of the Gospel and the law commanded by the Lord of the salvation of Ethiopia's posterities. The Afro Athlican Constructive Church. Q4. What is the right wing to the house of Athlyi? A. A house created by the Almighty God through his apostle Athlyi. What is the Dictuary? QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 47 . Q8. Q7. Q3.The Holy Piby Index p. As a true servant sent by God to seek and to save the lost house of Israel. What is the house of Athlyi? A. Because the Athlicanity is sent by the Lord our God not to teach confusion and hatred but to set up a real religious and material brotherhood among the children of Ethiopia. Who did Athlyi. 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Questions and answers concerning the works of God among the children of Ethiopia and the principles of Athlicanity: Q1. Can there be any other church or denomination save the Afro Athlican constructive church upon the law or the Gospel commanded by God to save the generations of Ethiopia? A. The Athlican green pasture. Do the Athlyians believe in Jesus Christ? A. What is Athlicanity? A. Holy book of God written unto the generations of Ethiopia. Q2. Q9. Q6. 101 Q5.

but in the law given to the children of Ethiopia there are twelve. Q13. The Afro Athlican Constructive Church. The house of Athlyi.The Holy Piby Index A. the holy law to the Israelites was given to Moses. but God's Holy Law given to the children of Ethiopia was handed to Athlyi by a messenger of the Lord our God. The most holy place in the Afro Athlican Constructive Church or in the house of p. notwithstanding in the law given to the Israelites there are ten commandments. Q11. What church is already established on God's Holy Law given to the children of Ethiopia? A. Next: The Shepherd's Command by Athlyi QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 48 . What is the difference between God's holy law to the children of Israel and God's Holy Law to the children of Ethiopia? A. A written document handed to Athlyi by an angel of the Lord whose name was Douglas. What is God's Holy law to the children of Ethiopia? A. By what other name shall this church be known? A. where the Shepherd or his apostles occupies to administer the gospel. There is much difference. Q14. Q12. 102 Athlyi.

The Holy Piby Index p. 103 THE SHEPHERD'S COMMAND BY ATHLYI First: Let all literature for the instruction of Athlyian's children be of a constructive nature looking towards Ethiopia. for there is nothing hard against the power of God. Third: Fight for that which is yours and ye shall obtain it. for they are his stars. Second: Let the eye of a star be the eye of the Shepherd and the ear of a star be the ear of the Shepherd. THE SHEPHERD'S COMMAND BY ATHLYI 49 .

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